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Oliver Morrison is a general assignment reporter at WESA. He previously covered education, environment and health for PublicSource in Pittsburgh and, before that, breaking news and weekend features for the Wichita Eagle in Kansas. He started his career in New York reporting for local and national publications like City Limits and The Atlantic. He taught English and theater in the Arkansas Delta for seven years before switching careers in 2013. Oliver is a graduate of Deep Springs College, the University of Oxford and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Updated: September 29, 2022 | 3:22 pm

Kennywood touts new security measures, dispels rumors as it prepares to open Friday

Kennywood officials said they learned some lessons from Saturday’s shooting that injured three people and are implementing enhanced security measures as a result.

By Oliver Morrison/WESA

After criticizing his opponent for releasing prisoners, GOP US Senate candidate Mehmet Oz announces support for reducing sentences

The new stance contrasts with one of the key tactics of his campaign — to relentlessly criticize Fetterman for supporting the early release of prisoners.

By Oliver Morrison/WESA


Tom Wolf pushes for $2,000 direct payments without a plan to bring Republicans to the table

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed sending $2,000 to residents to help with rising costs.

By Oliver Morrison/WESA


John Fetterman gives first Pittsburgh speech since stroke, as rival steps up criticism of his health

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman spoke publicly in Pittsburgh for the first time since he suffered a stroke in Ma

By Oliver Morrison/WESA